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Sep 19, 2010 9:30am EDT
quote on "to the contrary" california's senator barbara boxer versus carly fiorina. then, for the first time, more women earned doctoral degrees than men. hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, women in combat over a senate seat. this week, tea party candidates pulled off surprising wins in state primaries with the biggest win going to christine o'donnell in the delaware senate race. sarah palin's endorsement loomed large on tuesday. some say the real test of palin's political sway will be in california, where republican candidate carly fiorina hopes to unseat three-term democratic senator barbara boxer. we asked boxer and fiorina to
Sep 23, 2010 10:00am PDT
, this pepper shaker is so 16-year-old boy with a cheesy mustache." just saying. >> coming up on "california country," meet some of the folks responsible for adding a little zest to our lives. then, what a chef wants, this man will find. tag along with us as we go on a produce pursuit in northern california. then, meet a farmer who is surrounded by his favorite things--his berries and his brothers. finally, think starting a vegetable garden is hard? our expert has advice to get you started and on your way to a homegrown meal in no time. it's all ahead, and it starts now. [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] >> so we all know that california is king when it comes to growing citrus. and when it comes to growing lemons, no one is bigger than this ventura county farm. and with over 7,000 acres of lush lemon trees, limoneira isn't just the biggest lemon grower in california, but in all of north america. based in santa paula, the farm is a testament to what hard work and determination can do. foundi fathers nathan blanchard and wallace hardison first bought the land way
Sep 3, 2010 8:30pm PDT
american recovery in reinvestment act is making this project possible. california one, by far, the largest share in the nation of recovery act funds. we need to thank the secretary for that. but we also thank the president for that than his vision for including high-speed rail in the stimulus program, as well as the fine the leadership of speaker pelosi, senator feinstein and boxer, and partners at the u. s. department of transportation and federal railroad administration. we will be looking to do to make high-speed rail a reality for the nation, and particularly here in california. i look forward to the day when i can board a train downtown in my city and arrive less than three hours in your downtown. on behalf of the california high speed rail authority, board members who are here today, our new ceo, we join in celebrating this great day and accomplishment. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, mayor. now, representing the state of california on behalf of governor schwarzenegger is david crane. he is the governor's economic adviser. i want to give a special thank- you to the s
Sep 30, 2010 9:30am PDT
if it was not for the extraordinary courage for of the delegation from california, led by the speaker, who was one month from being sworn in, one month from the president being sworn in, passed a $780 billion economic recovery plan. they cast a courageous vote that made this money available for california and san francisco. thank you. [applause] it would not have happened without that bill. speaker pelosi pushed it through with the help of her delegation, senator boxer pushed it through with the help of her partners. senator feinstein, you have a great delegation. they know what it takes to put people to work. the economic recovery plan, which our department got $40 billion, now we are going around the country making these kinds of announcements. we would not be here today if it was not for their courageous votes. we are grateful to them. let's thank them for what they did, putting americans to work. we would not be talking about high speed rail -- people who have been to europe, asia have ridden high-speed rail, they come back to america and ask, how come we do not have that here? because we never made the invest
Sep 26, 2010 9:00am PDT
>> coming up on "california country," find out why being called an avocado head is actually a good thing for these folks. then, they're getting figgy with it in fresno. and have questions on what to grow in your garden? never fear, our expert has the answers. it's all ahead, and it starts now. [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] creamy, rich, and decadent, avocados have become a staple for many of us. according to the california avocado commission, about 43% of all u.s. households buy avocados regularly now. so when you think of avocados, you probably think of this, right? guacamole. but today farmers and chefs are proving that avocados can be so much more. good. ok, sure, what's not to like about guacamole? i mean, we do eat a lot of it. in fact, more than 49 million pounds of avocados in the form of guacamole will be consumed on super bowl sunday alone. but at hawks restaurant in granite bay, they're exploring different ways to use the alligator pear, otherwise known as an avocado. >> we like using california avocados because they're grown as close as
Sep 28, 2010 8:00am PDT
organization of businesses, the dog patch organization, the university of california san francisco, media sponsors nbc bay area -- we are proud to be here -- san francisco government television and educational access tv, and certainly, our thanks to the candidates for participating and thanks to you for being here tonight, informing yourself, being good citizens of san francisco. good night, everyone. [applause] >> coming up on "california country," find out why being called an avocado head is actually a good thing for these folks. then, they're getting figgy with it in fresno. and have questions on what to grow in your garden? never fear, our expert has the answers. it's all ahead, and it starts now. [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] creamy, rich, and decadent, avocados have become a staple for many of us. according to the california avocado commission, about 43% of all u.s. households buy avocados regularly now. so when you think of avocados, you probably think of this, right? guacamole. but today farmers and chefs are proving that avocados can be so much m
Sep 8, 2010 9:30pm PDT
david. the transbay project will serve nine counties including southern california sunday and will serve 11 the contracts that operators, including the east bay. representing the east bay is congress miller. congressman george miller may be best known as the house education committee leader. here at home, he has been a longtime supporter of the transbay project and the affordable housing component of the program. many of his constituents commute to san francisco daily, and we both look forward to the day that the commuters will arrive at a transit center. i want to thank congressman miller for his support over the years. [applause] >> thank you very much. i am here, not just representing the east bay but the rest of the california delegation of the bay area. we understand while this project is in san francisco, it adds value to the entire economy of the bay area, to the employment opportunity, opportunity of families to come and relocate. they know they will be able to take advantage of a modern intermodal transportation system. as we look at the data, there are two things
Sep 28, 2010 6:00pm PDT
of the state of california, jerry brown and meg whitman. [ applause ] [ applause ] >> our questions coming tonight from our panel of three journalists, amy chance from the sacramento bee, kevin riggs of kcra tv, and marion russ of capitol public radio. and as they take their seats, we should let you know that both campaigns have agreed to keep answers to less than 90 seconds and rebuttals less than 30 seconds. there was a flip of the coin who would design who would get the first question. the first question coming from amy chance. >> california has set a record this day for the delay of our state budget, and there's no end in sight. what would you say to those who say that california is ungovernable? and if it wasn't, how would you end the gridlock? >> first of all, let me say thank you to the sponsors of this debate. i'm delighted to be here tonight. i want to talk to you about how we're going to put this state back together. we have one of the most dysfunctional state governments in the country. here's my plan. first, we have to get californians back to work. if we do not put californii
Sep 12, 2010 5:30pm PDT
from all over the world. with the california transportation team that put this together, the initial legislation by john burton who allowed this to take place, the high speed rail authority, it has been phenomenal. but you do not just show up for the ribbon cutting. we are here because of the final portion added to this as well, the recovery act. the obama administration insisted we needed to move this country forward, and throughout the country, there were many who said that the recovery act was too big. now of course, the year and a half later, they say that it should have been larger because the economy is struggling. no matter how big, the speaker of the house said this needs to be a recovery act that can speak to today, in terms of projects that are ready to do with this economy, but they have to be large enough to embrace the future. we have to put people to work in a way that will embrace the future 30 years from today. that is what this project does. that was the house and aren't. then we have to go to the senate. [laughter] i just want to make sure you knew what
Sep 26, 2010 12:00pm PDT
bay area, california, and washington, d.c., who worked with us to make this happen. many are here today and others in spirit. thank you all. we made it. the grand central station of the west coast is starting construction. [applause] thank you. now, i would like to introduce our first speaker, the chairman of our board, nathaniel ford. he serves as the chair of the transbay joint powers authority and the executive director of the municipal transportation agency. he also sits on the caltrain board of directors. he has been a strong supporter of the project since its arrival, and we are deeply grateful for his leadership and guidance. chairman ford. [applause] >> thank you, maria. good morning, everyone. today is a great day, and we thank you for coming to our ceremony. i say our ceremony because it took all of us to pull this together, all of our hard work. those of you who contributed over the decade, a long effort to end at today culminating in a groundbreaking for our new transit center. there are many people that we should mention today and give a little bit of perspective in t
Sep 28, 2010 5:30pm PDT
,000 farmers across the state who now grow avocados. california farmers produce about 90% of the nation's total avocado crop, and that includes farmers like mark and linda bruce of simi valley in ventura country. not from a farming background and surrounded by a huge housing development, the couple really didn't know what to do with all of the lush land they had when they bought the property back in 2000. >> because we'd always talked about having a ranch, mark and i had talked about it, we did not know what that meant. but that was our--i guess it was a dream, but didn't have any idea how it was going to evolve. and then one day, this is where we were. >> a friend of ours said, hey, this looks like good avocado property. and not knowing anything about avocados other than that's what i put on my tacos, i said, oh, sure, let's do avocados. >> so the couple learned as they went along, everything from soil science to irrigation techniques. and before they knew it, they had developed a thriving avocado orchard along the way. they now have 8,500 avocado trees, trees that have come to mean more to th
Sep 30, 2010 9:00am PDT
, the metropolitan transportation commission, the state of california, our state legislative delegation, the california high speed rail authority, and the united states department of transportation, the federal transportation administration, the federal highway administration, and the federal railroad administration. we also have to thank president obama and secretary lahood. they deserve recognition for the recent $400 million in arra funding we have received. it is that funding and that a war that has propelled us into construction with the levels which will ultimately serve both caltrain and future high-speed rail. i also would like to thank the federal government for the 7 $1 million we have received as san francisco and tsa. we have used that to develop jobs that have created over 800 hours of job hours and also has allowed us to rank as the fourth leading agency in the nation for creating and retaining jobs. going forward, we will remain steadfast and committed to working with our federal partners to improve transportation and workforce opportunities in the bay area. in that same
Sep 9, 2010 5:00pm PDT
will face mandatory sentences of life in prison in california. governor schwartzeneggar signed chelsea's law today, flanked by the family of the teen-aged girl whose murder prompted this bill that became this law. the 17-year-old chelsea king was abducted, raped and murders in northern san diego county by a convicted sex offender. >> thank you, california for your boldness. thank you, california for your energy. thank you, california for your heart. thank you, chelsea. >> in addition to sending sex offenders away for life it mandates lifetime parole for specified sex offenders. john gardener is the sex offender who killed chelsea and another 14-year-old girl. he is now serving a life sentence wout possibility of parole. >>> a california woman given a life sentence for killing her abusive ex-boyfriend then paroled has a special request for governor schwartzeneggar. rose parker is asking for a full pardon. i talked with her today before she left to file a formal request. >> i should have been pardoned f i don't fight for it, if i don't pursue it, it will be dropped to the ground. >> rose parke
Sep 26, 2010 12:30pm PDT
to thank the people in the state of california who voted for nearly $10 billion in state funds to support high speed rail. that is why our state is so great, because the people of the state. we are going to keep the state moving forward. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, senator boxer. it is an honor and/or to introduce our next speaker, secretary ray lahood. i could not agree more with sec -- senator boxer. he is a breath of fresh air, a man of great courage and vision. when ray lahood became the secretary of transportation, he brought with him a vision of transforming communities through transportation. nominating him, then-president- elect obama said that fewer understand the challenge better than the man that i am asking to the department of transportation. ray lahood lead to an agency with more than 150,000 employees and a $7 billion budget. today, he is paving the way for sustainable and livable projects to move forward, such as the transbay transit center. mr. secretary, thank you for everything you are doing to move the safety and movement of people, goods, and for you
Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
>> coming up on "california country," meet the desert dweller that's wowing chefs. >> that's good. >> then it's time to get a little nutty. >> well, with the walnut oil, it's a very full-flavored oil, very nutty and robust. >> and find out why these kids may play an important part in the future of agriculture in california. >> i'm kind of a girly girl. some days i wake up, i'm like, "gosh. i do not want to get dirty today." >> it's all ahead, and it starts now. one of the great things about farming in california is that it seems like almost anything can grow here. and just when you think you've seen everything, a farm like this comes around. welcome to rivenrock gardens, just outside of nipomo. farmer john dicus came up with the idea, and the rest, as they say, is history. >> it's really healthy. it's an environmentally friendly type plant. it doesn't require quite as much water, nutrients as anot@er plant would for the same amount of food value that you get from it. it's a healthy plant. we eat it for ourselves just for the health that it gives. so it seemed to be a natural plant
Sep 12, 2010 8:00am EDT
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Sep 12, 2010 11:30pm EDT
quote >> autoridades de san bruno california intentan identificar los restos humanos encontrados entre los escombros tras la explosiÓn de gas. otras cinco personas continÚan desaparecidas. >> inmigrantes indocumentados que alguna vez fueron detenidos en arizona logran conseguir sus permisos de trabajo. >> se ultima los detalles para la celebraciÓn del bicentenario de la independencia de mÉxico. ♪ >> este es su noticiero univisiÓn fin de semana.univh@n@ es un nuevo y contundente golpe del gobierno federal al crimen, dada la alta peligrosidad de jerarquÍa de esta persona en una de las organizaciones criminales mÁs extendidos en el paÍs que hoy se encuentra profundamente debilitada. >> segÚn las autoridades ninguno de los detenidos puso resistencia en la operaciÓn en la que participaron 30 infantes de marina. villarreal fue detenido dos semanas despuÉs de la barbie. >> en entrevista exclusiva para el programa al punto, el
Sep 28, 2010 5:30am PDT
quote estrellarse. la temperatura en california alcanzÓ sus rÉcords, de mÁs de 20 aÑos. siete oficiales de la fuerza aÉrea aseguran que objetos voladores no identificados han sido avistados en diversas bases militares estadounidenses. >> noticiero univisiÓn Última hora. >> muy buenas noches. bienvenidos a una nueva ediciÓn del noticiero univisiÓn Última hora. los resultados de la elecciÓn parlamentaria de venezuela sido seguidos cerca. el primer mandatario dijo que la revoluciÓn socialista logró una importante victoria.
Sep 1, 2010 10:00am PDT
>> coming up on "california country," find out the secret to making these great desserts. and here's a hint they're berry, berry tasty. >> so, i have strawberries and blackberries and raspberries. and you can use any combination. >> next, these kids are proving you're never too young to learn about farming or to get your hands a little dirty along the way, too. >> get yourself a handful. >> ah. >> and look what we have-- carrots. >> then, if you like food, there's only one place to go. so, i have traveled all over this entire show looking for one product, and i found it-- chocolate bacon. get your appetites ready, because "california country" starts now. [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] they're flavorful. they're colorful. and these days, you just never know where fresh california berries will turn up next. a beacon of springtime and warmer weather on the horizon, fresh california berries of every shape, size, and color are in high demand this time of year. and many of them start here along the central coast of california, where the cool coastal clima
Sep 2, 2010 10:00am PDT
>> coming up on "california country": think this sweet treat just cab't get any better? think again. >> oh, my! it's ready. >> it's ready? >> it's ready. >> then find out why this meal was 52 weeks in the making. >> i would like you to know that this morning at the farmers' market, we purchased everything that you're gonna have for dinner tonight. >> next, learn the hidden ranching roots behind hearst castle. and they're a summertime favorite--see what you can do with some of the season's best frt. it's all ahead, and it starts now. [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] >> ♪ la la la la la la da da da da... ♪ >> here at birk's restaurant in santa clara, they're known for being a south bay institution. since 1989, plate after heaping plate has been served up to a pretty discriminating crowd. and no matter how full they are, most leave room for dessert, desserts that are almost too pretty to eat--almost. >> here we have the orange- creamsicle-flavored ice cream. it sits on a carved-out half of a navel orange. so here is our desserts for our v.i.p. table,
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